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don't know just yet. it is familiart that there would be a changing of the guards between a first and second term. as it goes in churmz of steven chuit remains to be seen. some names would be byron dorgen, the democrat from north dakota. governor of the state of washington as well as jennifer gran. we know of one likely departure that we should hear about. that is a name not familiar to a lot of americans. she served as a deputy chief of staff to the president. it is likely that she is going to leave. there has been a lot of conversation about the number of women that have surrounded the president in this new cabinet. the last four positions we have seen were all men. nancy's name was not thrown around yet and some people are saying more women's names should have been considered. >> peter alexander, thank you so much and we will be stopping back with you to talk about immigration. >>> with chuck hagel's nomination looking like a tough one powell had this to say on "meet the press" this morning. >> i think he will do a great job as secretary of defense. i think all of these issues
that are being filled. and why don't you name -- and it's not just gender. but it's the exact moment in one's career and timing. >> it does go without saying that if this were a republican president, it could be a national outrage. >> all right. so let's dive in bring in the thursday morning power pow, joanne reed, democratic strategic chris delfinos. >> the other other cabinet members staying, eric holderer and other one that decided to say on, ray lahood. ruth marcus we had on the show yesterday, to ask whether or not president obama needs a binderful of women. maybe tongue in cheek. she writes about the white guys. what a shame, not an outrage, but a shame. the face of power that president obama has chosen to present to the country is strikele second for the african-american president at the top of the pyramid for its retro look. white and mail. it's "mad men" goes to washington. they've posted a picture that goes viral. all men in the oval office. in fact, if you look really are closely. we will circle the leg of valerie jarrett. you'll find her in that picture. however, she's behind th
don't want them here, alluding to those who might benefit from the d.r.e.a.m. act. so republicans have their own pr campaign to conduct with latinos on immigration reform, but how is the president going to combat republicans who want to see a more piece meal approach as we move forward here? >> reporter: i think we've seen the way the president has handled other recent challenges from his republican opposition when you consider just the fiscal cliff hanger as it were with campaign stops in various parts of the country. consider a statistic that i think a lot of americans are going to refocus on is the immigration conversation returns to the fore. it's the fact that the president won 70% of the hispanic vote in this past election. a dramatic -- dramatic element in his success and obviously the republican party recognizes it's harsh language, some rhetoric used by mitt romney and other republicans around the country didn't help its chance of gaining support within that community. john boehner, the speaker of the house, has said that they need to have a more practical, a more pragmatic ap
will not negotiate over whether to raise the debt limit. why don't you believe him? >> well, i don't believe him for sort of practical reasons and partly for the history of his negotiating style. the practical reason is we have a couple of things coming up that he is clearly going to negotiate over, one of which is the sequester, the automatic spending cuts that they delayed for two months when they did the fiscal cliff deal. that is going to expire late february and early march. it is hard for them to say we are going to negotiate but don't call it a debt ceiling negotiation. we'll just call it a sequester negotiation. i think that is a difference without a distinction. i think what the president demonstrated in the end of the fiscal cliff negotiation and a couple of previous negotiations is he is a guy who wants a deal even when he is holding all the cards as he was in the fiscal cliff negotiation. he is not a guy who wants to tempt fate. he doesn't like chaos. he wants to get a deal. he wants both sides leaving the table thinking they got something. he wants to prove that washington can work.
in washington, d.c.? >> well, i don't want to get into a debate with lindsey who i happen to be a huge fan of. i think he's one of the strongest members of the senate. but the president has chosen chuck hagel or is, i guess, going to choose chuck hagel. and chuck hagel isn't going to be working for himself. he's not going to be freelancing as a senator as he was when he made these misstatements which i suspect have upset senator graham and other members of the senate who might be concerned about some of the things he said in the past. he'll be working for the president. when working for the president you follow the president's policies. i don't see this prior statement as being -- first off, they may -- they may have been wrong. he may have made some statements which were inappropriate, as he did. but everybody does, i guess. and now he's going to be working for the president. and carrying the president's policies forward. i think he'll probably carry them forward rather effectively. the thing i like about chuck, and i've known him for a long time. we had our differences when we were in the sena
with this administration, first of all on what would make a difference. i don't think there's in lack of concern about dealing with the problem. i think there's a very different view as to what the problem is and how to solve it. vice president biden who is expected to put out proposals early next week will wrap up several meetings with a sit-down with reps from the video gaming industry and the focused on yesterday's face to face. we were disappointed with how little this meeting has to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment, biden trying to shut it down. >> i think we can do a great deal without in any way imposing on or i am pinging on the rights of the second amendment. >> what is the real strategy behind the invitation to the nra? a headline reports the administration is trying an end run around the gun lobby. will the task force do little else than help the white house's end game and hurt the nra brand? >> if you're a survivalist and you believe the federal government is coming to kill you and your children, if that's your view,
a legal standpoint that you think could have success? >> well, i don't know. i look forward as attorney general to see what the task force comes up with. i know what we're doing here in the state of delaware. the dwof governor and i will lead an effort to lead an assault weapons ban for the state of delaware and universal background check and couple of other things we'll be announcing with the governor on monday. i look forward to the vice president's announcement and administration's announcement on what they are going to do. it's consistent with what i hear from citizens of the state of delaware and around my travels that the universal background check, i have not met a american that opposes it. closing the gun show loophole, quote, unquote. making sure that anyone who purchases a firearm regardless of where they are purchase it has to go through a background check to make sure they are not in one of eight categories of people under state laws from possessing a firearm, the two most important of which are people that have been incapacitated or add jude indicated mental ll lly ill or c
of don't ask don't tell. >> first of all, i haven't opposed senator hagel, but i have said senator hagel has some important questions to answer, and yes, i would want before i took a position in support of senator hagel i would want to know that what he said then doesn't reflect his views now in a heartfelt way, that he is determined to fully integrate these new policies in the military, so that is important to me, but i won't have a vote in the confirmation and what ultimately he'll have to persuade are people like senator schumer on iran and the other members of the senate on both issues and that's the challenge that he'll face, but certainly, if i were sitting during that confirmation hearing or if i'm asked to lend my support as a house member, those are the questions that i'm going to want answered. >> you bring up a great point about chuck schumer and whether or not he's going to be getting a ringing endorsement, and that is chuck haguel and in "the wall street journal," he is loyal to his party to oppose mr. hagel and he is one strong supporter of constituents and he has so far de
is that they don't believe that they have the right to use the 14th amendment to increase the debt ceiling without congress. they say they're not going go that route and here's where it gets complicated and he's not going to negotiate with congress and it begs the question if he's not going to negotiate with congress, how will it get resolved and republicans are digging in their heels saying they will not increase the debt limit unless it is offset with the equal amount dollar for dollar cuts in spending. democrats say they're not going agree with that because it will likely target entitlements and that is where these battle lines are being drawn and thomas, this is a similar fight that the white house had with congress in 2011. the white house back then was asked about invoking the 14th amendment and the white house said they were going to use it and they, in fact, never did. they had democrats from outside of the white house and former president bill clinton, for example, who said the 2011 battle that the president should invoke the 14th amendment and just increase the debt limit unilaterally. o
've got a right. but these assault weapons, we don't have that right. >> assault weapons are the drunk driving in a prohibition debate. >> right. >> that's the course here. nobody's talking about prohibition. >> joining me now is mayor villaraigosa of los angeles. mayor, it's good to have you on this morning. as we talk about this, we want to show everybody just a portion of proposals that could come out of the white house gun task force. there's the universal firearm background checks, a national database of gun sales. then strengthening mental health checks, as well as stiffening penalties in school zones. now there's this jam-packed schedule that we led the show off for vice president joe biden, this week, all eyes are really going to be on that nra meeting tomorrow. is this just for show, mr. mayor? sore is there any hope that the vice president can get the nra to soften its position that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun? or the fact that we need to arm america's teachers after newtown? >> i think this is a watershed moment. it's an opportunity, i
at the end of the day of the i agree with first read, barring something we don't know of already, he'll be confirmed for several reasons. >> you say the second term question about president obama in your piece, why didn't he do more to build the relationship required to govern in an era of polarization. a lot of people would look at this pick, well-admired vietnam vet to come into the post. and see that as someone who's trying to meld the aisle and blur the lines. why is there such a distinction that's being drawn up by the right over this pick? >> well, the right doesn't like anything the president does. her hoping to damage the president politically. if they can make it tough and stop hagel, it would damage the president politically. i don't think it's going to work. i think hagel will be confirmed. on the broader personal issue, any -- there's one of the big differences between a good president and great president is his ability to be able to find common ground with enemies and find a way in which making his mark on history, making his mark on the country can be seen as a win also
the government right now. so, i don't think that having jack in the mix hurts the prospects at all. if anything, he is a tough negotiator and he has been successful in the past. what is going to have to happen here, unless you want to start talking about pretty crazy solutions like the trillion dollar coin, what has to happen is compromise, much like i believe the president has laid out. if we want to do another trillion dollars deficit reduction, that is what it takes to stabilize the debt. it makes sense to do half on the revenue and half on the spending side. to do all one or the other is not what lew will bring to the table. >> because of lew's experience, appea as we look at it, he may be a fresh face, but we know how he operates. and it's written that during the 2010/2011 debt ceiling debate that some republicans were not that happy with lew, and it's written that they found him obnoxious, he was doing most of the talking and lecturing why the president's plan was superior to the republicans. and boehner's chief of staff found his tone disrespectful and dismissive. how do you think it cha
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